Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Adorned Nails: Herôme W.I.C. Mykonos



I know this looks like a white polish. It's not.

Herôme W.I.C. Mykonos is a very, very pale mint green. I expected more green on the nails but it's so subtle that it looks almost white. A disappointment, if you ask me. It has a sheer formula with shimmer and I applied four coats. I could have done a fifth, but I got tired.

Herôme, by the way, is a sister brand of KOH, with Herôme positioned as a mid-price player and KOH on the higher end. Herôme polishes retail for around €7 (different stores have different price tags) for a 7ml bottle. The W.I.C. in the name stands for World Inspired Colours.



It's commonly known that Herôme polishes thicken after a while. I've had Mykonos for many months and indeed it had thickened a fair bit.

As with my previous experience with Herôme Ottawa, Mykonos took a long time to fully dry. I did wait for at least twenty minutes between coats but still, I had a deep dent in one thumb three hours later. And just like Ottawa, when it's really fully dry, it's pretty hardy.

I'm not a fan of white polishes. I bought this only because I wanted a pale mint green polish. Mykonos the polish turned out to be so plain. It needed some stamping. So, I chose the bamboo design from the KONAD plate M66 and used the green of Etude House Petite Darling GR603.


I like the delicate design of the bamboo on the nails.





20 comments:

peripatetic33 said...

it looks terrific with the konad. The green sheeny glow in it reminds me of Maybelline Express Fairy Pretty which has multi colored glitter in it and is one of my favorite top coats. I bet Mykonos would do well as a top coat too.

London's-beauty said...

Really pretty ^.^ This is like a really special colour. :) I like how you added the bamboo pattern effect with your nails :)

The Girlie Blog said...

How pretty! Love the design!

Michelle said...

LOVE the outcome! :) Mykonos also lloks beautiful on its own. Very sophisticated. :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

you are so talented with nails. and i love this sparkly mint green. Its so pretty.

Anonymous said...

I always like your honesty in your posts! Thumbs up for that!

Your nails are beautiful, your photos are awesome and the design is pretty, but what can I say about the nailpolish....You applied 4 coats and you could have done a fifth one, it doesn't dry fast enough, it easily dents, it thickened, plain disappointing color..Not a very good buy, right?

Well you still made something pretty out of it, my dear. Nicole x

Paulina said...

i like the design of a bamboo :) the polish looks fine too

Witoxicity said...

@peripatetic33
Thank you! Yup, I was thinking that since Mykonos looked bland on its own, it should work well as a shimmer top coat. I've got to try that later. :)

@London's-beauty
Thank you, my dear. I'm pleased you like the mani. :)

@The Girlie Blog
Thanks! :)

@Michelle
I'm glad you find Mykonos pleasing to the eye, even on its own. :)

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thanks, Shivani. The sparkle is only obvious under strong lighting and that's when it comes alive. :)

@Nicole
Why, thank you, Nicole. I'm just saying it as it is. :)

Well yes, this polish is a disappointment in general. I should have used a white crème polish as a base layer to save me the trouble of applying so many layers, but then again, this polish is just meant to be a sheer. I was trying to be adventurous when I bought this - deliberately choosing a colour that I'm not automatically drawn to, as I love dark shades, not light. We all learn something new as we go along.

Still, this polish won't go to waste. As mentioned in an earlier comment, it would make a great shimmer top coat over other colours. I'm glad you like the end result of this manicure, my dear. :)

@Paulina
Thank you, Paulina! :D

Liesewiesje said...

Sooo pretty! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Liesewiesje
Hey, thanks, my dear! :)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Nicole....I still see many bloggers rave about products simply coz they got them for free!! How lame is that! They are not objective. Like nobody notices that. I have to applaud you for that.

As for the polish, I'm like you I like dark colors, but still the stamping looks great.

€ 7 for a 7ml bottle and this quality is way too much. I think there are a lot of other cheaper alternatives out there.
Have a great weekend "KTee" xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Hi, KTee! Thank you very much for your words of support! I know what you mean, my dear. It's tricky territory there for sure.

Anyway, I'm so glad you like the end result of this mani! My experience so far with this brand have all involved light colours, coincidentally. Maybe things would have turned out differently if they were dark ones. I never bought any of its dark shades, so I don't know. But you're right, there are definitely other better priced polishes out there. Hey, I hope your weekend is going very well, KTee! :D

Shop N' Chomp said...

Ooh wheee...that is pretty! Love the cute bamboo design =D

The Beautifier said...

That minty green color is really pretty and I love that bamboo design on your nails!! xoxo

Nikki said...

I am not a big fan of Herome. A while back I bought 1 at Etos, but I didn't like the thickness of the nailpolish. I paid € 7,50 for it, so it was very disappointing. Etos homebrand would have been a better option. :(

Witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
Thanks, my dear! :D

@The Beautifier
Thank you! :)

@Nikki
Hi, Nikki! Thanks for dropping me a line. So, you've had that same experience too with the thickness, huh? Haha! You're very right. For that price, you can get three great polishes from Etos, sometimes more if they are on offer! :D

Lolipop said...

I've been thinking of buying that konad plate for days...now that I've seen your nail art, I HAVE to get it!! I've never seen a polish quite like the WIC one, it's really gorgeous!!

Witoxicity said...

@Lolipop
I'm glad you like Mykonos, Lolipop. I'd had this M66 plate for months but couldn't find the right opportunity to use it until I used this polish. Oh, have you already got the S9 plate? It's also got Oriental designs - cherry blossoms and a cute Japanese girl in kimono. If you like M66, I would imagine that you would like S9 too. Just a suggestion. :)

Lolipop said...

The S9 plate is so cute!! I don't have it, but a friend of mine does. We usually spend what we call "nail-art-afternoons" together, so that we can borrow stuff from eeach other :p

Witoxicity said...

@Lolipop
Wow, nail-art afternoons with a girlfriend sounds like sooooo much fun! Sharing, it's certainly a great way to extend one's access to certain products. I love the idea! :D